#227 Carpe Punctum

You Can’t Seize Days—Only Moments

In our last +1, we talked about the ancient roots of the phrase carpe diem—seize the day. We learned that a more accurate translation would be “Pluck the day”—as in: it’s ripe and ready to enjoy!

But, here’s the deal.

We can’t actually pluck or seize a DAY.

We can only pluck or seize (or squander) the MOMENT.

Therefore, as Dan Millman tells us in Everyday Enlightenment, the phrase we really want to get fired up about is carpe punctum—seize this moment.

Carpe punctum.

I fell so in love with that phrase when I first heard it over a decade ago that “punctum” became my go-to password. (Hah. And… Shhhhh… 😃)

Carpe punctum.

Moment to moment to moment we have the opportunity to step forward into growth and actualize our potential.

Carpe punctum.

Moment to moment to moment we have the opportunity to live with areté and experience the joy of high fiving our inner daimon.

Carpe punctum.

Today’s +1: Let’s see how many of those moments we can pluck as we savor the joy of a life well lived.

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